eduID is a federated identity - a user identity that can be used in several different organisations that have agreed on how identities will be managed. The basic idea is that a given user, who is authenticated with an organisation, is automatically authenticated with other organisations in the federation.
Federated identities are one of the cornerstones of trust between organisations. Trust is based on all the organisations relying on all the others to carry out their authentication - identification and verification - properly and in a controlled and reliable IT environment. This is why eduID is certified by Kantara.
From the student's perspective, in the long-term eduID means fewer accounts to keep track of during studies. For many organisations, identity management is a complex issue and it is necessary to work with confirmed users.
There are many services that require identification of users. This is often done by the user entering an email address to which the service provider sends a password - and for many services is this a sufficient level. Such a user is normally called unconfirmed, because the service provider does not really know who the user with that email address is. Through the use of eduID, identification of users is taken up a level to that of confirmed users.
Once you have created your account, you will hardly ever need to log in to eduID. You will only be using your account to create and access other accounts, such as universityadmissions.se or your student account.
Log in at eduid.se when you:
To change the default language you can log into eduID and select the language you want under the personal information tab. The default language in eduID is based on the language setting that your browser uses.
You can log in with all the email addresses you have entered and confirmed in eduID.
At this moment, verifying an id number can be done via:
If you are a EU citizen without a Swedish personal identity number you could use eIDAS to verify your identity.
Freja eID+ is a digital ID-card free of charge.
This is how you create Freja eID+:
On site, the agent can start the verification process by scanning a QR code in your app and follow the instructions in their terminal. You will be informed when you have passed the ID verification and will be able use your Freja eID+ with your eduID.
The nearest authorised ATG agents can be found in the app.
Reinstall the app, redo the registration and make sure that you have entered the correct expiration date as well as written down the correct reference number of the chosen form of ID and personal identity number (personnummer).
Log in to eduID and click 'Use my Freja eID+' button.
It can take up to three hours for your Freja eID+ to be fully activated.
eIDAS is a federation of EU countries providing electronic identification to allow access to public authority systems for EU citizens, using their country's electronic ID.
How to use eIDAS:
SUNET is the organisation responsible for Swedish universities and data networks, as well as many services that are used by universities in Sweden.
SUNET has been working with the issue of identity management for a long time and developed eduID to make things easier for all parties in the higher education community. More information about SUNET is available at www.sunet.se.
ORCID is integrated into many research-related services, such as systems used by publishers, funders and institutions. ORCID is an independent non-profit organisation that provides a persistent identifier – an ORCID iD – that distinguishes you from other researchers and a mechanism for linking your research outputs and activities to your ORCID iD.
Read more at orcid.org.
Click the "Connect ORCID account" button, sign in to your ORCID account and grant eduID permission to recieve your ORCID iD. This process ensures that the correct ORCID iD is connected to the correct eduID.
You can register for an ORCID at orcid.org.
If you do not longer want eduID to know your ORCID iD you can easily remove it by clicking the remove button in your eduID.
Read more at www.sunet.se.
If you can't find the answers to your questions about eduID on our help page, you can contact the eduID support by mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Always let us know the e-mail address you used when you logged into eduID. If something went wrong, it is always a good idea to include screenshots with error messages to ease troubleshooting.
In order to get best possible support, we recommend that you send e-mail, but for simple matters you can also reach us on phone number 0455-385200.